Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at Americana and support refugee, immigrant and underserved populations in Louisville. How are you interested in volunteering?

An individual volunteer

With a volunteer group

As a volunteer at a one-time event

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

College Homework Help
When: August – December 2017 (Weekly meeting time is flexible)
Help our graduates make a successful transition to college! Volunteers are needed to work with college students on homework and writing skills. Email lydia.grossman@americanacc.org for more information!

Computer Class
Are you good with computers? We need volunteers to help out with Americana’s adult computer class starting in September! Find out how you can get involved here.

Regular Program Opportunities

To apply for any of these volunteer opportunities, please check out our online volunteer application.

Recommended for individuals who can commit to volunteering for at least a month or small groups

After-School Program: Monday – Thursday, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm during school year
This program provides a safe and educational environment for children and youth (grades K – 12). A variety of educational and enrichment activities are offered throughout the week.  Volunteers can assist with homework help (tutoring), helping to supervise students, and facilitate activities.  Volunteers are needed to assist with students K-5 and 6-12.

Summer Program Intern: Monday  Thursday, 8:30 am  5:00 pm during JCPS summer break
During Summer Program, elementary students come in the mornings from 8:30-11:30 for ESL classes, and both elementary students and teens are here in the afternoons from 12-4 for some of our more fun activities. Volunteers are needed to help in the mornings and/or afternoons with specific age groups to provide extra support to staff and get to know the ACC youth.

Community Garden Volunteer: Work time is flexible
Volunteers in the community garden will assist the Community Garden Coordinator, Abby, with general upkeep of the grounds and work on various projects in the garden. Contact Abby directly to find out more: abby@americanacc.org.

Fiberworks Program: Fridays 10:00am – 3:00pm & Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm
This program provides refugee and immigrant women a place to practice sewing and fiber arts skills, as well as practice and improve their English.  Volunteers are needed to help the women with their projects, speak to them in English & help them with their English, provide childcare during the program and help out with craft fairs that Fiberworks participants attend.

Volunteer Group Opportunities

Recommended for large volunteer groups – contact volunteering@americanacc.org to arrange a group project.

  • Renovations projects (painting classrooms, trash pick-up around the community center, etc.)
  • Organize Library
  • Art Room Organization
  • Work in the Community Garden

One-time Events

Americana World Festival  First Saturday in June Help with set-up, tear down, and kids’ activities
Winter Festival  Friday evening before JCPS Winter Break begins – Decorate, guide families through event, help with crafts and games
Other events as they arise including childcare needs, the annual Family Education dinner, etc. 

Remember that we follow the JCPS schedule for any closings because of inclement weather or scheduled breaks. For more information about these programs, contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email at volunteering@americanacc.org or by phone at (502)366-7813.